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Flora of Cornwall (1999)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Flora of Cornwall (1999), which was a Tetrad Atlas (the maps had 2km square dots or Tetrads). The map on this web page depicts the plant's distribution at the 1km square scale and shows the records made pre-2000 which were used in the 1999 Flora and those made since.

Humulus lupulus - Hop

Hops were first grown as a crop at the end of the eighteenth century (O.Padel, pers comm .) and may well occur in the wild today due to this former cultivation. This plant can be found scattered throughout Cornwall but is becoming rare in the west. It is generally found intertwined amongst hedgerow vegetation but occurs in profusion amongst granite boulders at the back of the beach at St. Loy (SW42G, 1995, J.Lawman).

Click here to see Aphotoflora images by David Fenwick


French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.